Aims:
  • The specific aims of the project are to:
  • Examine how other values, intentions, beliefs and goals affect adaptive coping goals and behaviours;
  • Examine the full spectrum of adaptive and maladaptive coping behaviours;
  • Examine how we can improve adaptive coping through social norms
  • Examine how these factors operate in different, vulnerable population groups.
  • The desired outcomes are:
  • Identification of which “worldviews”, identities and goals in different population groups create conflicts that result in maladaptive coping
  • Development of a tool to measure individual-level adaptation (adaptive & maladaptive coping)

Attitudes to Climate Change Adaptation

Little research has examined how people adapt to climate change information and initiatives and most of the existing research is relatively narrow. The research aims to address issues around adaptive capacity and adaptive coping for specific population groups. The project will identify adaptive coping capacity in the general population and also specifically differentiate potentially vulnerable groups (e.g., those with extreme worldviews). The project will also focus on specific populations in the workplace that may experience goal conflict and existing stressors because of the potential vulnerability that lies in having a livelihood from the resources sector and  adaptive coping in a hospital settings where procedures to mitigate climate change and environmental harm are often perceived by employees as being in conflict with patient safety. The research will develop a sophisticated individual-level measure of adaptation across the full range of potential coping strategies.

Project Value: 
$538 804.00
Funding: 
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
Partners: 
University of Western Australia; Griffith University; The University of Queensland
Time status: 
Complete
Contact: 
Dr Kelly Fielding (k.fielding@uq.edu.au)
Aims:
  • The specific aims of the project are to:
  • Examine how other values, intentions, beliefs and goals affect adaptive coping goals and behaviours;
  • Examine the full spectrum of adaptive and maladaptive coping behaviours;
  • Examine how we can improve adaptive coping through social norms
  • Examine how these factors operate in different, vulnerable population groups.
  • The desired outcomes are:
  • Identification of which “worldviews”, identities and goals in different population groups create conflicts that result in maladaptive coping
  • Development of a tool to measure individual-level adaptation (adaptive & maladaptive coping)
Publications and Reports: 

Final report in process.

Program/Affiliation: 
Type: 
Quantitative
Qualitative
Keywords: 
Climate change
Environment
Resource management
Sustainability
Number: 
ISSR040214